She is a collector of scents, stories, poems, and sojourns. She keeps her spice kit full of wildflowers and her pantry stocked for unexpected dinner guests. She is a cook, anthropologist, and teacher who is curious about the ecology and evolution of human diets, and the ways in which cuisine brings people together and connects us to nature.
She has studied horticulture, culinary arts and healing traditions with chefs, farmers, herbalists and grandmothers in kitchens and gardens from the Sierra Nevada to the Andes. Emily takes her style cues in the kitchen and on the water from brother and surf buddy JT Beggs. Emily is a PhD Candidate specializing in food systems and anthropology at Stanford and is fluent in Spanish.